Ten years ago, I picked up this little b&w comic called THE COFFIN. Didn’t know much about it at the time other than that it was written by Phil Hester and had a great cover by Mike Huddleston, the interior artist. I knew Hester from his art but had never read anything he’d written before this.
And the book blew me away. Cut to ten years later, and holy crap, it’s ten years later already. But that also means it’s time for a special 10th anniversary edition of THE COFFIN. Best part about that, other than the fact that I’m now able to publish this edition at IDW, is that it’s being assembled by designer Joe Pruett/Desperado Publishing. So I know the care and talent going into the design of the book is going to be on par with the story itself.
And here’s just a small taste of what the book’s going to contain (incidentally, it’ll be out in early October, and we should have copies at the NYC con in Oct.), in addition to the story, with Huddleston’s amazing art:
It’ll also feature a color story by Hester and Huddleton:
…color pinups like this one by Toby Cypress:
…and b&w pinups like this one by Zach Howard:
So if you’re like me ten years ago and never saw this book, I really hope you give it a look. It was an amazing read then and it holds up great now, and all the bonus material is just that, some nice additions to an already stellar book. Very happy we could do this one.